Zapata departed from Sangatte in northern France and reached Saint Margaret’s Bay, near Dover, in just 23 minutes, keeping an average speed of 87mph and stopping halfway to refuel his kerosene-powered hoverboard.
The 40-year-old former jet ski champion fell into the sea while attempting to land on a small boat to refuel during his first attempt on 25 July. But this time around, the team used a bigger boat and a bigger platform.
“I’m feeling good, I’m just feeling very tired. We worked 16 hours per day to build a new fly boarder,”
“There were no problems this time. Thanks so much my team, and to my wife.”